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Today I decided to pluck up my courage and ask someone if I could take their picture.
I knew that Gretta would be the perfect candidate as she had worked in television in
her native Lithuania and her partner is a keen photographer. She runs the coffee shop
where we get our takeaway coffees and she willingly agreed to my request.

Nikon D90
1/30s f/8.0 at 38.0mm iso640 full exif

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Keith O'Brien20-Feb-2010 19:48
Well done Mairead and an excellent shot it is too! V
LynnH20-Feb-2010 15:34
Never hurts to ask. Most people will oblige. If they say no, well that is okay too, because you are no worse off that before. This is a wonderful portrait. I like the softness and light. I like seeing her doing her job. V
Nora van Beek20-Feb-2010 13:25
Well done, Mairead! The natural lighting is very beautiful here. ~V~
Ursula Armstrong20-Feb-2010 08:26
It was definitely worth asking her. It is a very nice portrait which comes with the warm smell of coffee. Uschi (V)
Johnny JAG19-Feb-2010 20:06
What a lovely portrait.
jlm19-Feb-2010 19:23
Great portrait !
Doug Cruden19-Feb-2010 17:50
Nice one! And well done for overcoming your nerves! I don't think I'd ever have the courage to do this, so kudos to you :o)
John Reynolds19-Feb-2010 17:44
Excellent portrait.
pkocinski19-Feb-2010 13:21
Nicely done and "bravo" for your courage!
Neal Nye19-Feb-2010 12:17
You certainly chose a beautiful model. I think she knew you would portray her sensitively and skillfully.
Blandine Mangin19-Feb-2010 09:29
very beautiful portrait ! v
Kevin Chester19-Feb-2010 08:47
Very brave, and a great shot. It comes natural to some people just to ask. But I'm like you, I need to drum up the courage.
heather19-Feb-2010 07:35
Wonderful image Mairead. She has such a lovely face. V
Betty Vlasiu19-Feb-2010 05:58
Beautiful light and excellent capture, v
globalgadabout19-Feb-2010 03:18
percolating pic...Greta looks full of all the coffee-coloured hues...V
slhoornstra19-Feb-2010 03:04
A fine portrait of a lovely, sunny face. V
Valene19-Feb-2010 02:33
Excellent portrait! V
Ray :)19-Feb-2010 00:09
She looks to be a fascinating person to photograph. I'm doing a "100 Strangers" project over at flickr, and it is quite a challenge!
lou_rozensteins18-Feb-2010 23:06
And what a lovely expression you have caught. I can see it's a "not quite candid" shot, but I think that adds to it. Very well done.
Máire Uí Mhaicín18-Feb-2010 22:50
Gretta is indeed beautiful. She looks happy and relaxed here.
Colin Storey18-Feb-2010 22:16
Well done great portrait, and more brave than I am.
Patricia Kay18-Feb-2010 22:12
A beautiful shot it is Mairead...BV
laine18-Feb-2010 22:04
You picked a pretty model...well done on your first act of bravery !!
tinkerb18-Feb-2010 21:49
Nicely done very sharp with a good steady hand at 1/30s, must have been before the double expresso!
Phillip Normanton18-Feb-2010 21:33
Well done you, it's scary but very satisfying... a fab shot too :o)
Alan K18-Feb-2010 21:25
The better people look in a photo, the more likely they are to agree. 8^> That's a very well lit image; not so easy to do indoors without resorting to reflectors and the like. She's well lit on her right without going too much into shadow on her left. Well done!
Michal Leszczynski18-Feb-2010 21:22
Great portrait, very well composed photo. V.
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